The Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren race had already turned nasty, and now it has its very own racial scandal, WCVB reports. Brown's staffers were caught on tape apparently mocking Warren's tiny iota of Native American heritage by chanting what WCVB calls "war whoops" and making the "tomahawk chop" gesture. The station confirmed the identities of five Brown staffers in the video, taken at a Boston rally this week.
Brown said he "certainly" does not "condone" the behavior, but was quick to add that "the real offense is that (Warren) said she was white and then checked the box saying she is Native American, and then she changed her profile in the law directory once she made her tenure." Warren insists she never used her family history to get an advantage. (Read more Elizabeth Warren stories.)